Esperanza Miyake

Lecturer - Department of Languages, Information and Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University,

I am an interdisciplinary scholar specialising in critical analyses of gender, race/queerness and technology both as mediated representations and as relating to embodied digital practices in everyday life. Looking at various international contexts, both my research and reseach-led teaching activities span across a broad range of areas in media and cultural studies (e.g. film, music, television, gaming, anime/manga, advertising, social networking, celebrity/fan studies). I have published on a wide range of subjects within media, popular, digital and cultural studies. Currently, my main research focuses on Japanese identity and digital cultures.